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Albert Ayler - Europe 1966 (LP, Compilation, Reissue)

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Albert Ayler (; July 13, 1936 – November 25, 1970) was an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist, singer and composer.After early experience playing R&B and bebop, Ayler began recording music during the free jazz era of the 1960s. However, some critics argue that while Ayler's style is undeniably original and unorthodox, it does not adhere to the generally accepted critical understanding of free jazz. In fact, Ayler's style is difficult to categorize in any way, and it evoked incredibly strong and disparate reactions from critics and fans alike. His innovations have inspired subsequent jazz musicians.His trio and quartet records of 1964, such as Spiritual Unity and The Hilversum Session, show him advancing the improvisational notions of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman into abstract realms where whole timbre, and not just mainly harmony with melody, is the music's backbone. His ecstatic music of 1965 and 1966, such as "Spirits Rejoice" and "Truth Is Marching In", has been compared by critics to the sound of a brass band, and involved simple, march-like themes which alternated with wild group improvisations and were regarded as retrieving jazz's pre-Louis Armstrong roots.

Release Info

Artist: Albert Ayler
Label: ORG Music
Format: LP, Compilation, Reissue
Label: ORG Music
Released: 2023-04-22
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz


Berlin, November 3, 1966
A1 Truth Is Marching In
A2 Omega (Is The Alpha)
B1 Our Prayer - Truth Is Marching In
B2 Ghosts - Bells
Lörrach, November 7, 1966
C1 Bells
C2 Prophet
D1 Our Prayer - Spirits Rejoice
D2 Ghosts
D3 Truth Is Marching In
Stockholm, November 10, 1966
E1 Truth Is Marching In
E2 Omega (Is The Alpha)
F1 Our Prayer - Bells
F2 Infinite Spirit - Japan
Paris Jazz Festival, November 13, 1966
G1 Ghosts
H1 Spiritual Rebirth - Light In Darkness - Infinite Spirit
H2 Our Prayer - Holy Family

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